51-year-old man killed in crash in Newark

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NEWARK, DE – Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place Sunday night in the Newark area.

At about 10:40 p.m., a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado traveling westbound on Pulaski Highway (US 40) was struck by an oncoming vehicle. As the Chevrolet approached Pleasant Valley Road, it was approaching the intersection. The Silverado was struck by a 2014 Subaru Forester traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of Pulaski Highway.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a 51-year-old male from Newark, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. A 45-year-old man from Elkton, MD, was transported to an area hospital following the accident. Unfortunately, he passed away while receiving treatment at the hospital. The drivers were both wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.

The identification of the victim is pending notification to his family.

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During the investigation and cleanup of the scene, the roadway was closed for approximately three hours.